Psychiatric Aspects of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Emanuel Rice, Seymour Gendelman

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Abstract

Five patients had normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) within the context of a psychiatric dimension. The incidence of NPH is highest in the older age group. Psychiatric sequelae can be the predominant, as well as initial, clinical manifestation of this syndrome. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is an organic brain syndrome that is potentially reversible by a neurosurgical shunting procedure. The mental status of the patient and the necessity for the inclusion of NPH in the differential diagnosis are important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume223
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes

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